Jeff Shumway is a manager with The Bridgespan Group. Colin Murphy is a Bridgespan associate consultant.
Think back to middle school. Do you remember the difference between the clear-cut, yes-or-no nature of solving a math problem and the messy, iterative effort of writing an English paper? In the conversations that we hear, nonprofit performance measurement is too often treated like a math problem—the program is either working or not. Period.
As we bid farewell to 2013 – year of healthcare crisis, hurricane devastation, and questionable dance moves – we at The NonProfit Times wish you all the very best for a fresh year of prosperity, ingenuity, and mission-driven success. And to help ring in 2014, we are proud to announce the release of our first issue of the New Year.
If your New Year’s resolution for 2014 is to get a new job, the NPT Jobs Career Center has a great opportunity if to make that wish come true providing you live in Florida.
Giving money to charity is a popular holiday tradition and, in Wall, N.J., one neighborhood has found an exciting way to do that in the form of a spectacular sound and light show.
Did you receive everything you wanted for Christmas this year? If you are a job seeker and haven’t yet found work, chances are you will answer that question with a “no.” While it’s easy to blame the competitive job market for your difficulties, you should also take a look in the mirror and ask yourself if you are doing everything you can to stay ahead of the competition.
Thanks again to everyone who attended our last free webinar, “Meeting New Nonprofit Regulations and Standards in 2014.” For those who enjoyed that presentation, we have another upcoming that should pique your interest.
Are you looking for high-quality nonprofit jobs over the holiday season? You’re in luck, then, because our latest featured position offers job seekers the chance to join the Oakwood School as a Director of Communications.
Andrew Olsen, CFRE is group account director at Russ Reid where he oversees the agency’s fundraising and communications efforts on behalf of 75+ food banks and food rescue organizations across the U.S. During the past 14 years he has served such organizations as Save the Children, Special Olympics, St. Joseph’s Indian School, Boys Town, Best Friends Animal Society, and numerous Rescue Missions, Food Banks, Children’s Hospitals, Catholic Charities agencies, advocacy organizations and political campaigns/committees. He is co-author of Rainmaking: The Fundraiser's Guide to Landing Big Gifts, and is frequently sought after to speak and write on various topics impacting the nonprofit sector. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
As this year comes to a close, our thoughts quickly jump from Christmas to the New Year – but do we overlook what’s in between? The week between Christmas and the New Year is the most generous week of the year. And there is still time to consider thoughtful strategies to incentivize giving from your donors. Consider the following top 10 tips:
A U.S. District Judge in New York ruled today that a group of Catholic health and educational organizations do not have to comply with a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires employers to provide contraception coverage.
Chances are that you have said something you wish you could take back at least once in your life. While suffering from a sudden case of foot-in-mouth disease can be merely embarrassing in most instances, it can all but ruin your chances of getting a job when it happens during an interview.
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